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It’s Final: Texas Rejects Mexican-American Studies Textbook

On Friday (Nov. 18, 2016), the Texas State Board of Education unanimously rejected a controversial Mexican-American studies textbook that would have been used in public schools. The book, titled Mexican American Heritage, received a lot of criticism from academics and activists who argued the book was rife with many inaccuracies and stereotypes. We learn more about […]

Mexican-American-Textbook-BannerMexican American Heritage Textbook CoverOn Friday (Nov. 18, 2016), the Texas State Board of Education unanimously rejected a controversial Mexican-American studies textbook that would have been used in public schools.

The book, titled Mexican American Heritage, received a lot of criticism from academics and activists who argued the book was rife with many inaccuracies and stereotypes.

We learn more about the decision and what’s next with Dr. Jeronimo Cortina, associate professor of political science at the University of Houston.

MORE: Inside the Controversy Around Texas’ New Mexican-American Studies Textbook (Houston Matters, June 3, 2016)

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